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2014-03-31 12:28:21

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results out of a study funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) have enabled researchers to secure a $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), continuing a repurposed drug approved for hypertension to Phase III testing for slowing Parkinson's progression. The trial investigating the compound isradipine will be the most advanced, current study into a disease-modifying therapy for...

2014-01-29 12:27:59

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research projects from three biopharmaceutical companies in the United States comprise the 2013 second half (2H 2013) of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) Partnering Program. Among the most promising in the MJFF portfolio, Partnering Program participants' research projects are presented directly to industry groups who may wish to invest in further development of the project. By connecting industry leaders...

2013-11-13 12:27:34

Online tool now a global resource to clinical teams and trial volunteers NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) launches its clinical research matching tool Fox Trial Finder (www.foxtrialfinder.org) globally. Previously limited to five English-speaking countries, Fox Trial Finder is now accessible to both trial volunteers and clinical teams across the globe, increasing both the number of Parkinson's...

2013-10-16 12:24:04

Event Aims to Educate on Local Opportunities to Join the Pursuit for a Cure NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) will host a Clinical Trials Fair in New York City on Saturday, October 19, to raise awareness and understanding of local Parkinson's research opportunities among patients, their families and friends, and other interested volunteers. "I am grateful to the researchers, neurologists and everyone in...

2013-10-04 16:21:57

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has created think/able: Miles for a Cure, calling on the Parkinson's community to walk, run, or bike a collective 50,000 miles to raise funds for research. For 30 days only, medical technology company Medtronic will match miles tracked through the Charity Miles smartphone application (app) with dollars up to $50,000. "Miles for a Cure offers a great way for our community to...

2013-10-03 16:23:03

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research being performed by Durin Technologies, Inc., exploring the development of a novel blood test for Parkinson's disease was recently awarded a second grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Durin, a company that received seed funding from Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC, developed the test that could mean quicker diagnosis and faster drug development for Parkinson's patients. "Using current...

2013-09-26 08:25:49

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, Michael J. Fox returns to television as the star of his own sitcom after more than two decades living with Parkinson's disease. Fox's decision to return to primetime has injected Parkinson's into the national conversation -- a conversation already transformed by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), which the actor launched in 2000 with the exclusive goal of funding research to speed a cure for the...

2013-09-25 08:26:42

Michael J. Fox's return to network television opens door to conversation about brain health NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), reveals that nearly one in five Americans (17 percent) care enough about their brain health that they think about it on a day-to-day basis-- but also that myths and misperceptions abound, including a considerable...

2013-09-13 08:23:30

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To propel biomedical research toward a cure for Parkinson's disease by arming scientists with high-performing laboratory tools, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has launched the Parkinson's Disease Research Tools Consortium. MJFF and seven industry partners have organized to grow the Foundation's ongoing efforts to better understand existing tools -- such as pre-clinical models, antibodies and cell lines...

2013-09-06 12:23:58

Event Aims to Educate on Local Opportunities to Join the Pursuit for a Cure CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) will host its first Clinical Trials Fair in Chicago on September 7, 2013,( )to raise awareness and understanding of local Parkinson's research opportunities among patients, their families and friends, and other interested volunteers. "We as patients and loved ones have to do something. We are the...